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The Tea Thief: Who Really Did it

My favorite commercials right now are the Jaguar Good To Be Bad villain advertisements. I am completely charmed by them. Although, I would seriously like to see Jeremy Irons in one, as well as Michael Ironside. I know he’s not British (he’s Canadien), but wouldn’t that be a fantastic commercial to see, a North American villain against a British villain? (Big hint there Jaguar!) And he’s SUCH a wonderful bad guy! What does this have to do with today’s post though?

Well, I have a bit of fun for you today, inspired by Tornado actually. I was having my morning cup of tea when I had to get up and attend Miss DriesMore (remember her? she arrived 2 days ago). On my way to help her, Tornado passed by me on his way to the table. I had a sneaking suspicion that all was not well in Denmark at the time, so I turned around and crept quietly back to the dining room, making sure Tornado did not see me. I watched as he climbed up in the chair I had recently vacated and proceeded to look around to see if he was being watched. He didn’t see me, thankfully. He then snatched my cup from it’s place on the table and put it to his lips only to pull it away and peer inside. It was empty. His face went from chagrin to admiration to sly rumination. You could almost literally see the cogs turning in his brain. I don’t know what he has planned for me later, but you can bet this is not the last time I will catch him trying to steal my tea. It brought to mind Dr. Evil from Austin Powers, as well as the Jaguar commercials. And I was inspired. So I have a poem for you today along with some pics of some fantastic baddies! And, really, who doesn’t like a good villain?

Have a GREAT Thursday!

xo Jesi

P.S. And those of you going to see Mockingjay tonight, no spoilers! I have to wait to see it.

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How Villains Are Made (It’s All About the Tea)

By Jessica Scott

 

 

I get up and leaveonly_the_best_baddies_by_disneyfreak19-d4z6rnr

The unattended cup within easy reach,

Vulnerable to the evil forces

That lurk just beyond the table’s edge.

 

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He waits, and watches,

Patient as the trees outside the window,

Until he sees his waiting come to fruition,

As the cup sits silent and calm, and alone.

 

Then he sneaks up ever so quietlyBond Villians 1

And snatches the handle before the cup

Can squeak a protest

To alert me to the crime in progress.

 

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Yet, unbeknownst to the dastardly villain,

I have watched the entire scene

And have to smile as he looks into the cup

And realizes that someone has been there before him…

…And drank every last drop.

 

Respect for the adversary that daredJag villains

To snatch away the creamy, golden prize,

Crosses his face as he acknowledges his defeat.

 

And you can hear the words in the air:

“Until next we meet, my Friend.”

 

Until next we meet.

Hidden away I smile in anticipation.

Oh, yes. It’s good to be bad.

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Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

3 Comments

  • Dawn D

    I love this!
    For a second I thought Tornado was your cat and was bewildered, and then I thought… it must be your youngest?
    So how are Sir John and Miss DriesMore getting along so far? 🙂

    • Jessica

      ROFL! I’m so sorry for the confusion. Yes, it is my youngest, the 3 yr old. He is a force of nature. He doesn’t always leave a wake of destrution behind him but when he does, he does it well. 😉
      As for Sir John and Miss DriesMore…if you’ve watched Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, just know it’s a lot like the scene with Lumiere and the feather duster. Every so often I swear I can hear her say (in a French accent no less) “oh no, no, no!” And Sir John saying “Oh yes, yes, yes!”

      • Dawn D

        Oh Yes, yes, yes!

        I don’t recall that scene. Must not have watched the movie intently enough. I’ll have to remedy this 🙂

        I can totally picture the sort of tornado you’re referring to, I’ve had my own 🙂

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